DELAWARE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
"Where Dreams Become Reality"
THANK YOU PTA: The Delaware Valley Middle School Staff would like to extend our appreciation for the breakfast you provided on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 for teachers and support staffs. Also, thank you for the special treats each day that were shared in our mailboxes throughout the week. Your generosity toward many of our activities and events were also noticed and appreciated. On behalf of everyone in our DVMS family, thank you for all of the support you have provided for our students and the DVMS staff.
THANK YOU DVSD SCHOOL BOARD: The Delaware Valley Middle School Staff would like to thank the DVSD School Board for sponsoring a luncheon held on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Your consideration of our hard work is appreciated. Thanks for a wonderful meal and your continued support of our students, staff, and the initiatives we bring before your group.
THE MAKINGS OF A SPECIAL DAY: The Leader in Me Student Lighthouse Team met to discuss ideas on how to further improve our school and recognize our students. With Special Olympics around the corner, the group decided that they wanted to demonstrate support for our Special Olympian student athletes. The group decided to make individual bracelets that were issued to the athletes the morning of the Olympics. When asked why the group decided to support these students, Lighthouse Team member Averi Dunn stated, “Because these are students that are part of our school and as a group we wanted to demonstrate our support for them.”
“Tree”mendous Job Delaware Valley Middle School: The Delaware Valley Middle School Science Department acquired and prepared over 500 seedlings for students. Seedlings for Schools is a partnership program of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery and the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation. Since the Seedlings for Schools initiative began in 2008, 1.3 million seedlings were dispersed statewide to all counties of the Commonwealth. The Seedlings for Schools program allows students to experience their role as caretaker of their environment.
Congratulations to our DVMS Odyssey of the Mind Technical and Structure teams, both of which scored in the Top 10 at the World Finals competition at Michigan State University! Mrs. Lockwood’s Technical team came in 8th place out of 52 teams and Mrs. Benson’s Structure team came in 10th place out of 64 teams, holding 430 pounds. They competed against teams from China, Hong Kong, Poland, British Columbia, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Korea, Germany, Russia, and over 30 other states--what an amazing experience! Well done, Omers!
END OF YEAR MEDICATION PICKUP: Any student having medicine in the Nurse’s office will need his/her parent to stop in to pick up the medication before the end of the school year. Please contact Mrs. Topa at 296-1838 to make these arrangements. We are not sending students home with medication due to obvious safety issues with having students on busses or going places after school with medication in their possession. The only exception to this rule is asthma inhalers and epi-pens. Any medication not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded.
DON’T LET READING TAKE A SUMMER VACATION: A break from books can mean big losses for readers. All too often, students who take a break from books during the summer months lose crucial ground – the infamous "summer slide." Parents can help prevent this learning loss by making sure there’s plenty of high-interest reading material on hand during the break. Research shows that children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer. Just because school is out, it doesn’t mean that reading and learning should stop. Dive into a good summer read at the Pike County Public Library!
MAY PERFECT ATTENDANCE WINNERS
(standing): James Entzel, Norman Burke
(kneeling): Bradyn Ayers, Ryan Cook, Jillian Robinson
MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH NOMINEES
Amareana Posey Amber Weed Barrett Hill Bryce Carney
Brandon McElhaney Brennan Colville Brianna Moreschi Claire Marotta
Chareligh Cook Derek Ricciardi Emerson Gagnon Emily Sabella
Lauren Donnelly Noah Reeves Paige Geisler Sam Yost
Ronnie McManus Samantha Walzer Sarah Ferguson Stanley Finelli
MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
(standing): Cassie Joyce, Michael Morales, Sarah Seltzer
(kneeling): Olivia Cruz, Zoe Lemay
June 7 DVMS Field Day sixth & seventh grade
June 7 DVMS field trip to Costa’s Amusement Park, eighth grade
June 7 Last day for activity buses
June 12 Student Recognition Academic Awards Ceremony – 9:30, DVHS Auditorium
June 12 Last day of school for students - 1/2 Day, 11:15am dismissal
June 13 Last day for teachers, Teacher Work Day
The end of another school year is on the horizon. We are preparing to say goodbye to our grade 8 students. It has been enjoyable watching this group mature over the past three years. Our staff has prepared them for the next leg of the journey into high school. I would like to wish all success for next year and beyond.
I am already looking forward to seeing how much a summer break will play on the transformation of our current sixth and seventh graders. Hopefully each child will enjoy a fun-filled summer break. Prior to returning, the next three months will afford many opportunities to continue to grow and develop into the best citizens and students that they can become. After meeting many of the children at orientation that will be joining the DVMS team next school year, I am already very excited to see what this new group of students will bring to add to our success.
Here are a few things to consider prior to the end of the year. Please check with your child to ensure that all of his/her textbooks and school issued supplies are returned and plans are made to clean all contents from his/her locker by the last day of school. All obligations will need to be satisfied in order to receive final report cards. Any medications that may be stored with our nurse will require a plan with the nurse for proper pick-up. Thank you for a very enjoyable school year. Enjoy each day of the summer break and time spent with family and friends!
Pete Ioppolo, Ed. D.